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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2024 5:16 p.m. PST

…THEY CARRIED


"What is an adventure without a protagonist stepping off into the unknown armed against the beasts and brigands who wait in the shadows? The tales of armed heroes facing down insurmountable odds has captivated adventurous minds since the age of the first storytellers. In the American West, the gun represents that rugged individual as the symbol of self-reliance and responsibility. In settled towns of mostly law-abiding communities, "packing iron" was often unnecessary. However, in the wild, unsettled plains and mountains, travelers were compelled to ‘go heeled' and it captured the imaginations of generations the world over. Just like today, gunfights were a statistically rare occurrence so arming up was more for providing meat for the table or warding off wild animals. Still, there were occasions where one also needed a deterrent against the 2-legged beasts who lived beyond the laws of man…"

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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2024 7:38 a.m. PST

A good article.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2024 3:43 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my good friend…


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